Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Break through in clothes!

This morning Lawson and I had a break through (I hope). She said "mommy I want to look cute today at school and I have no clothes, can you pick something out for me?" Not sure if anyone knows this but we have clothes issues in this house. I have given up most days and she wears what she wants. I have some control because I know what is in her drawers :)

I picked out her outfit, she not only agreed to it she asked me to braid her hair!!! Huge, my friends. HUGE!!

She said walking out the door. "Mom, take a picture of me I am ready to rock this day!!!" What a great way to start the day. Plus, she looks so cute!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lawson and Wesley Talk

This morning I overheard the most mature conversation I have ever heard from a new five year old and 7.5 year old. It was one of those moments they didn't know I could hear and I was torn to tell them what I heard.

Let me set the stage. Wesley and Lawson must of made some agreement the night before to have Lawson "start" a BRAND new Lego set that evening. I knew it and told Lawson "do not build any more on it or Wes will be mad!!!" Needless to say the whole darn thing was assembled the next morning.

Lawson came out of her room bragging "look Wes, look at what I made for you" as if it was a favor!!!

I decided to walk away at that moment because I knew she had to take the wrath of Wes.

W- Lawson I didn't tell you to build the whole thing!!!
L- yes you did!!
W- NO I didn't!!!
L- YES YOU DID. (The voices had reached a very high pitch at this point)

**silence, I think he was checking it out, i couldn't see them**
W- how would you feel if I took one of your new toys and played with it before you got a chance to play with it?
L- I wouldn't like it, I am sorry. Do you want me to take it apart for you so you can put it back together?
W- yes.
L- I am sorry. I am now inviting you to my birthday party.

These kiddos make me so proud. No, I never said anything to them about their conversation I simply left it alone. They dealt with a confrontation on their own, and I didn't need to interfere. Not even with a good job. Somethings just need to be left alone!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday Wesley

Happy Birthday to my big boy,Wesley!

Wesley is so excited to be five. When we asked him if he felt different Wesley said "yes, I feel bigger."

His birthday morning we started with apple cinnamon muffins, with 5 candles.

Then for lunch I brought him and his friends Krispy Kreme donuts at preschool. I got to see Wesley as the line leader. Very important job!,

His friends singing to him.

Being bashful!

Cailyn dancing to the music.

Enjoying the donuts!!

Then that evening we opened up gifts. His favorite gifts was all the $5 bills. He informed us he is buying a $10 TV. hmmmm...okay.

The weekend before his birthday we took Wesley to pick out his brand new big boy bike.

Then we went to Firehouse Subs for lunch!

Wesley is having a wonderful birthday week. This weekend he will celebrate with a few of his friends at the bowling ally. Fun,fun

Besides it being Wesley's birthday week it is also the first week of kindergarten registration. I took Wesley on Friday to the school to register. I am going to put it on the record that registering the second child is much harder then the 1st. It makes it a little easier because he is so excited.

Here is my big boy all registered for kindergarten!! Looking at this picture I realize he is nota toddler anymore.

This was a big and exciting week for Wesley! I am so proud of my Wesley! He is truly the sweetest child. I will end this post with 5 things about Wesley at age 5

1. Wesley is fiercely competitive (almost to a fault). This drive to win will hopefully be something we can use to help him in school and sports.

2. Wesley is very in tune with God. Examples: if Someone is hurt or sick he will go to another room and pray. He will tell me "mommy I know you love me but God loves me more and that is a good" We are really going to miss the Christian school environment next year.

3. Wesley wears a size 5 clothes and 12W shoes! Not sure how much he weighs but I would guess 44lbs.

4. Wesley loves Legos, star wars on the Wii, riding his new bike (with a helmet), and playing games!

5. As picky as Wesley is eating he does have a wonderful appreciation for seafood. He just discovered he likes oysters. Steamed oysters to be exact!!!

And one to grow on....Wesley is the most loving tender hearted child and I am so blessed that God chose Collins and I to be his parents!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Morning Hugs

These two have a very special bond and it has been this way since birth. Every morning Wesley gets Cailyn from her bed (thanks to a door on her crib) they greet each other with hugs and kisses every morning. This morning I captured them hugging.

Don't get me wrong Lawson and Cailyn have a special bond but it isn't quite the same, yet.

We love morning hugs!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

My Mini Me

I just got some pictures in the mail today (I think they belonged to Grandmommy) and one picture really stood out.
Do you know who this is?  It is me when I was 23 months old. Same age as Cailyn
I have never seen it before now, but now I understand why people say "Cailyn looks just like you!"
People have also said I look a lot like my mom and I have a feeling Cailyn is going to get the same thing growing up.  However, I doubt anyone will EVER mistake me as Cailyn's sister as they do with my mom and I.

If Cailyn and I look half as pretty as mom (Nana) then I would say we are pretty lucky.

Gotta love those genes!!